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Re: In Today's News - The Wider Mutant World

Post by Slarti » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:24 am

Is this the future face of mutant law enforcement?

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By Kat Farrell
The Daily Bugle

Former presidential candidate and CEO of Oscoro Norman Osborn had what is being called both a public relations failure and coup in New York's Central Park today.

The Oscorp press conference was billed as an unveiling of Osborn's much-hyped yet mysterious Sentinel program, which appears to feature artificial intelligence androids capable of tracking and neutralizing mutants.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are ready to see the future of personalized anti-mutant security: The Sentinels!" Osborn said during the May 1 conference.

The Sentinels appeared riding flying gliders also billed to be the state-of-the-art in Oscorp's aeronautics design.

Osborn has assured the media that the robots are programmed for defensive purposes only, but they brag an arsenal including super strength, night vision, advanced scanners and energy beam projections. The beams are reported to have settings varying from stun to obliterate.

As impressive as these creations are, they were apparently easily disabled by a group of terrorists later identified as PETA radicals. The group suffered the only casualties in the attack, and has claimed responsibility, citing Oscorp's use of animals in testing programs related to the Sentinel Project.

SHIELD and SWORD agents, apparently aided by non-uniformed members of the X-Men, ended the assault on the park, and transported Osborn and most of the press and bystanders to safety.

The Stark administration had no immediate comment on the New York Sentinel incident, but White House officials reported it is under investigation.

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Re: In Today's News - The Wider Mutant World

Post by Slarti » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:15 pm

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Historic fountain adjacent to Osborn Chemical destroyed in attack on president's daughter.

Hope Stark attacked by Osborn Sentinel

by Kat Farrell
The Daily Bugle
June 1, 2017


Hope Stark, daughter of President Tony Stark, was critically injured in what's being called an accidental attack in Boston.

Details on the attack are still preliminary, but Stark and a SHIELD agent were injured in an apparently unprovoked attack in the downtown shopping district. The incident happened near Osborn Chemical, a subsidiary company of Oscorp, owned by former presidential candidate Norman Osborn.

Neither Osborn nor President Stark had immediate comment on the situation, though White House sources say Stark is en route to Boston.

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Re: In Today's News - The Wider Mutant World

Post by Slarti » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:58 pm

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Despite Attack, Sentinel Program Gathering Steam

by Kat Farrell
The Daily Bugle
June 9, 2017


WESTCHESTER - New York Governor Jason Aaron is set today to sign a piece of legislation making sentinels legal for private security use in the state.

Aaron recently announced that to show his faith in the Sentinel Program he has purchased two sentinels from Oscorp to act as his own private security detail. This move follows on the heels of announcements from state governments in Kansas, Texas and Wyoming to legalize the use of sentinel technology. At least six other states have legislation pending, and Oscorp has reported significant interest from several foreign governments.

Hope Stark, daughter of President Tony Stark, remains in stable but serious condition in an undisclosed Boston hospital following an attack last week by a malfunctioning sentinel.

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Re: In Today's News - The Wider Mutant World

Post by Slarti » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:01 pm

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Another Setback to Sentinel Program?

by Kat Farrell
The Daily Bugle
June 9, 2017


WESTCHESTER – Governor Jason Aaron no doubt hoped for a public relations coup today in the northern boroughs, but now his office is scrambling to deal with a very public nightmare.

Gov. Aaron was in Westchester earlier today to sign into law a piece of legislation making sentinels legal for private security use in the state. The governor's two private sentinel bodyguards were in attendance to act as both example and deterrent.

During the governor's comments, a man later identified by police as Erik Lehnsherr, a German citizen holding permanent residency in the United States, spoke up.

“This is why oppression always happen in small steps,” Lehnsherr said. “So the people are too busy cheering as they give away another slice of freedom, until it's too late to fight back."

Members of the crowd became combative and Lehnsherr was attacked, which soon spiraled out of control as Lehnsherr and other members of the crowd – some of whom appeared to be recognized members of the X-Men – engaged the sentinels.

State police and SHIELD authorities contained the situation with reports of only minor injuries, with the exception of one mutant whose condition was not immediately available at press time. Lehnsherr and several others were detained by police for causing a public disturbance.

Sources speculate that the appearance of the X-Men was no coincidence, and this may indicate the reorganization of this terrorist organization under new leadership.

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